In this week’s text, we see the beginning of the ceremony Solomon decreed to bring the ark to the temple just built in Jerusalem. This is of great historical interest, but even more, it reveals at least three things in the nature of our God. Listen as our guest preacher Jim Scullion spells this out.
The events which underlie the writing of Psalm 34 seem quite an unlikely source in which King David finds and experiences God’s goodness. David is on the run for his life and the enemies of Israel appear to be a better haven than any he can find in his own country. Yet it is exactly here that David says: “Oh, taste, and see that the Lord is good!”
Why do we hide? Hide from others? Hide our true selves from our family, friends, the church? We often try to hide from God. In today’s Scripture passage, Pastor Jeff shares the good news that Jesus Christ knows us completely. Nothing about us is hidden from him. And the amazing thing: He still loves and accepts us!! We should run to him; leave all our hiding; leave all our pretense and simply place all our confidence in what he has done and wants to do in and thru us.